We are immensely proud to announce that Ol Pejeta has once more been featured on the IUCN’s coveted Green List of Protected Areas.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is universally recognised as the largest professional conservation network, and a leading authority in the field of sustainable development. Since 2014, The Green List of Protected Areas has endorsed only the most efficient and well-structured conservation efforts.
The IUCN states that Green List areas must demonstrate a global standard of excellence across four divisions: governance, management, design & planning, and conservation outcomes.
This year we have featured amongst the world’s 40 most distinguished locations, of which only three are situated in Kenya. Trevor Sandwith, Director of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, explains that our renewed Green List status ensures “top advice from IUCN’s wide network of experts, which helps build the skills of conservation managers and focus investments towards real progress”.
This esteemed decoration highlights tireless efforts behind the scenes here at Ol Pejeta, we are striving to cement our status amongst the world’s most renowned conservation organisations. In June of this year we reached our full carrying capacity of 120 black rhinos and remain the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. Consequently, we are working on securing expansion into the neighbouring Mutara Conservation Area (20,000 acres), which will allow us to accommodate a further 60 rhinos.
We, here at Ol Pejeta, would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who support our mission! As always, we will continue to work towards a sustainable future.
Read IUCN's official press release.